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Resources Developed by NPEN Members

NPEN members are leaders in the field of parenting education. We are pleased to present this list of resources developed by our members. If you are an NPEN member and would like to share a resource you have developed for parents or parenting educators below, please click here. Items are in alphabetical order by last name.  

*NPEN has not reviewed nor endorsed any of these resources.

Books and Publications

  • Akabas, Meg, 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Happy, Responsible Kids. Parenting Solutions Press, 2013. Available at, Barnes &
  • Heath, Harriet. Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire. Parenting Press, 2000.

  • Kruenegel-Farr, Debbie. E.N.R.I.C.H. your relationship with your child. Best Publishers by Farr, 2021.
  • Kurcinka, Mary. Kids, Parents and Power Struggles. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001.
  • Kurcinka, Mary. Raising Your Spirited Baby. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2020.
  • Kurcinka, Mary. Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic, 3rd Edition. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2015.
  • Kurcinka, Mary. Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook. William Morrow Paperbacks, 1998.
  • Kurcinka, Mary. Sleepless in America. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2007.
  • McDermott, Dana. Developing Caring Relationships Among Parents, Children, Schools, and Communities. Sage Publications, 2008.
  • Pawel, Jody Johnston. The Parent’s Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family. Ambris Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 1-929643-34-9.
  • Rogers, Jim R. The Incredible Importance of Effective Parenting: Plain Talk About Raising Children From a Concerned Field Worker. Prose Press, 2012.
  • Rogers, Jim R. Starts And Stops Along The Way: Sharing Some Stuff From The Road Most Travel. Prose Press, 2012.

  • Rogers, Jim R. Who Makes Us Us? We Do!  VIDEO:  25 minutes. DVD or VHS. To order a vhs (20.00) or a dvd (30.00) copy (shipping included) email or call 843-238-9291.

  • Shackelford, William & Renée. Growing Into Your Parenting Role: Tips and Tools for Every Stage of Your Parenting Journey. Mountain Arbor Press, 2019. Available at,, Apple iBooks,, and

  • Slattengren, Kathy M.Ed. Raising Kids Who Blossom. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2018.

  • Sullivan, Eve and Djamel Bekkai. "Make Parenting Education Universal." Emerging Trends in Education Policy, Information Age Publishing, 2023.

  • Sullivan, Eve. Where the Heart Listens: A Handbook for Parents and Their Allies in a Global Society, 3rd Edition. 2010., ebook and audiobook on


  • Shackelford, William & Renée. The Parent Enrichment Training (PET) Certificate Program. 
    PET Certificate Program is a comprehensive parenting skills development program based on the book "Growing Into Your Parenting Role".

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